Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones released an advertisement Tuesday that prominently features Ivanka Trump’s words.
Trump, the First Daughter and a White House adviser, told the Associated Press last week that she “has no reason” to doubt the allegations that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with minors.
“There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” she said. This quote was featured in the opening and closing of Jones’ ad.
AL-Sen: New Doug Jones TV ad features quotes from Ivanka Trump, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby
Voiceover: “Conservative voices putting children and women over party. Doing what’s right.” pic.twitter.com/gadoU4lfh0
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The ad also features quotes from prominent Alabama Republicans.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified last week that he has “no reason to doubt these young women.” This is in the commercial as well as Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby’s remark that he will “absolutely not vote for Roy Moore.”
Sen. Shelby told reporters, “I’ll vote Republican but I will probably write in a good candidate.”
A write-in campaign was supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, a source close to the majority leader’s political operation told The Daily Caller Monday that this option is no longer “viable.”
Jones is currently leading Moore in public polling, and the source told TheDC that he thinks it is looking “more likely” that Alabama elects a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since 1992.
The Washington Post, however, noted in an article Saturday that local Alabama Republican leaders are sticking by Moore.
“It’s kind of like George Wallace,” Joe Fuller, a lifelong Republican official, told the Post. “You either loved George Wallace, or you didn’t like him. Years ago, I never found anybody who voted for George Wallace, but he always won.”